Policy & campaigns
HELP SHAPE NEW TAX RELIEF
The Prime Minister has launched a consultation on the design of a new tax relief for private investment in social enterprise.
This follows the Chancellor's announcement at Budget 2013 that the Government would introduce a new tax relief for private investment in social enterprise from 2014 and would consult on the detail by this summer.
The Government's aim in introducing this new tax relief is to complement other Government initiatives in encouraging private investment in social enterprise and helping it to become a self sustaining industry in the long term.
The consultation document can be found at www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-social-investment-tax-relief
Please send comments by 6 September 2013
Post - Social Investment Tax Relief Consultation, Enterprise & Property Tax Team, HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, SW1A 2HQ.
SHOULD CO-OPERATIVES RETAIN THEIR PROTECTED STATUS?
As part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is consulting on Company and Business Names. The consultation includes a proposal to strip the word ‘co-operative’ of protected status at Companies House, meaning any business could call itself a co-operative. In response, Co-operatives UK has launched a campaign to protect the status of the ‘co-operative’ name and their response can be read by clicking here.
Social Enterprise UK will be supporting Co-operatives UK’s response and we’re keen to hear your views. To feed into our submission, please contact our Policy and Public Affairs Manager Ólöf Jónsdóttir at email@example.com
ENTERPRISING COMMUNITIES COMPETITION
The government has launched the ‘Enterprising Britain Awards', a competition to find the most creative and successful local community in terms of creating new jobs, supporting start-up businesses and promoting enterprise. The Awards are being run by Young Chamber UK, which supports the work of businesses and public sector organisations to help develop the enterprise and employability skills of young people throughout the UK.
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